Staff Groundwater Geologist
Major areas of groundwater work for Mr. Demeter have included field monitoring and technical report writing for siting, geologic log analysis, design, construction, and testing of new municipal-supply and irrigation-supply water wells and groundwater monitoring wells. Mr. Demeter has also provided field monitoring and technical report writing for well rehabilitation projects. These efforts have included numerous wells within southern and central California. Areas of additional responsibility for Mr. Demeter include electronic data management and analysis, and manipulation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to evaluate hydrogeologic conditions. In addition, Mr. Demeter reviews and assists with Low-Impact Development (LID) requests for new development and redevelopment construction projects within the groundwater basins that comprise the Upper Los Angeles River Area (ULARA).
Prior work included soil and groundwater assessment and remediation for various industrial and retail petroleum facilities throughout California and Arizona. Other work included development and implementation of storm water pollution prevention plans for numerous industrial facilities and construction projects in California and Arizona.
RICHARD C. SLADE & ASSOCIATES LLC
Consulting Groundwater Geologists
JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
Duties include: detailed geologic logging of pilot boreholes; field monitoring of each element of the drilling and construction of municipal-supply, irrigation-supply, and groundwater monitoring wells; providing technical and administrative oversight of well drilling, zone testing in open pilot holes, well construction and development, pumping tests, and rehabilitation activities on production wells and monitoring well projects; field sampling of water quality parameters and water level data during construction and testing of new and rehabilitated water wells; hydrogeologic interpretation of data via computational and mathematical means under various aquifer settings; preparation of hydrogeologic feasibility studies and well completion reports; producing spatial analyses, raster maps, and presentations of datasets using GIS software to create various maps and graphics; database management of well information, and; the preparation and completion of final project reports.
ANTEA USA, INC. dba ANTEA GROUP
JANUARY 2010 - JANUARY 2018
Employment position was as a Project Manager, with responsibilities that included budget development and preparation, proposal development for work plans and for assessment and remediation activities for both soil and groundwater. Prepared cost proposals for bid requests and conducted some marketing and development for existing and potential new clients. Responsible for quarterly groundwater monitoring data analysis, bioremediation system monitoring, and contaminant plume delineation. Responsible for communication to clients, and state and local government agencies. Evaluated sites with complex geologic and hydrogeologic data to determine soil and groundwater properties and features that could influence the migration of contaminants. Performed various site audits for the development of SPCC Plans, construction and industrial SWPPPs, and Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBPs). Prepared and performed soil waste characterization projects for the development of soil management plans (SMPs). Responsible for the preparation of work plans, site assessment reports, site conceptual models, remedial action plans, regulatory closure requests, and soil management plans. Prepared, executed, and maintained various permitting requirements with Local and State regulatory agencies. Provided technical document review for finalization prior to submittal to clients and/or regulatory agencies. Managed direct reports and provided employee development and mentoring for career advancement.
DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, INC.
OCTOBER 2006 - DECEMBER 2009
Employment position was as a Staff Geologist, then later as a Project Geologist. Responsibilities included oversight of various work activities at retail petroleum sites and industrial facilities, including soil boring and soil sample collection, groundwater monitoring well installation and development, remedial well installation, underground storage tank and system removal and soil sampling, and soil excavation and transport of nonhazardous and hazardous soil and groundwater. Performed air monitoring and sampling per the South Coast Air Quality Management District's 1166 guidelines, soil gas investigations, soil vapor extraction (SVE) and air sparge pilot testing, and aquifer testing. Obtained encroachment and well permits from various city, county, and state agencies. Trained new staff personnel for field activities. Wrote and prepared reports, including boring logs, groundwater potentiometric maps, contaminant isoconcentration maps, and geologic cross-sections.